Apple Starts Early Production on Next-Generation iPhones With Force Touch
“Well I guess, Apple users will have something to look forward to in their favorite smartphone. But let’s wait for more updates in the coming weeks.”
Apple is starting production on its next-generation iPhones, reports Bloomberg, and the new models are equipped with Force Touch capabilities. Force Touch, first introduced with the Apple Watch, is a feature that’s able to distinguish between a light tap and a harder press, enabling a range of new gestures.
The two new iPhones will retain the same 4.7 and 5.5-inch display sizes, with an exterior design that’s largely unchanged. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested the addition of Force Touch could make the iPhone 0.2mm thicker, but it is unclear if that rumor is accurate.
“Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said. Volume manufacturing is scheduled to ramp up as soon as next month, they said.
Because the design of the new iPhones will remain the same, Bloomberg‘s sources believe final assembly will go ….